Summerland is participating in National Health and Fitness Day on the first Saturday in June. File photo

Summerland council supports National Health and Fitness Day

National initiative in early June coincides with Summerland Action Festival weekend

Summerland will participate in a nationwide fitness initiative in early June.

At the municipal council meeting on May 14, council passed a resolution that the community participates in National Health and Fitness Day on the first Saturday in June.

“We are planning health and wellness activities for that time,” said Lori Mullin, recreation manager for the municipality.

The day coincides with the Summerland Action Festival, which is held on the first weekend of June.

Some of the events during Action Festival include a slo-pitch tournament, the Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon and other activities.

Senator Nancy Greene Raine is promoting National Health and Fitness Day, with a goal of making Canada the fittest nation on earth.

“Given the rising crisis of inactivity in Canada, we believe that initiatives such as this are a key step in helping to build healthier and more active communities,” a letter from her office stated.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

In photos: Modified, yet traditional graduation gives Penticton graduates a sense of normalcy

Students around Penticton take part in pre-recorded graduation ceremonies

Summerland council to continue online meetings

Virtual meetings remain to comply with COVID-19 restrictions

‘It’s about equality’ says Penticton man rallying for Black Lives Matter

“Canada is not exempt from racism and oppression,” said Geoff Stathers, standing with his #BLM sign

Summerland not considering allowing alcohol in public spaces

Penticton and North Vancouver have both passed bylaws to relax alcohol consumption rules

No active confirmed COVID-19 cases in Interior Health: BCCDC

Numbers from the BCCDC’s dashboard show 193 of the 195 COVID-19 cases in the region have recovered

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

Kamloops holds Black Lives Matter rally despite cancellation of protest

Organizers announced cancellation of the event after receiving criticism on social media

Helicopter, dogs used in North Okanagan highway arrest

Revelstoke, North Okanagan RCMP team up to nab Alberta man, stolen BMW

Undisclosed video evidence comes to light in West Kelowna murder trial

‘They’ve disclosed hundreds of pieces of evidence. Why would this have gotten missed?’ - defence lawyer

Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner

Entrepreneur elated after Walmart worker, who lost his own business to COVID, returned lost deposit

Penticton RCMP arrest man found ‘unlawfully in home’

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them

Shuswap man hosting concert in his driveway

Lamenting the loss of Music in the Park events due to COVID-19, Shane McMahon is putting on a show

Refugee family assists former hosts in effort to stop rising water of Shuswap Lake

Alahmad family spend morning filling sandbags to help protect residences

Most Read